Showing posts from August, 2014

NEW UPDATE 11/30/2014! -- Project Log -- Spindle Rocking Chairs

One of my favorite customers, brought me another challenging refinishing project -- this time a pair of spindle rocking chairs.  They are beautiful, but very worn.  Someone had reglued them in the past few years, but the alignment is off, so I'm going to have to straighten that out.  Also, if you notice in some of the detail pictures, there's a patterned carving that runs on all of the upper surfaces.  I'll need to clean up the channel and restore the white pigment that it had been filled with.
I've started stripping them, and it is going to be a looooong tedious process cleaning up all of the spindles.  

. . . and finally, this one is ready for bleaching

Whew, I was starting to wonder if I was ever going to finish all those spindles.  I've started putting the finish on and it too is challenging.  It has to go on thin, with a dry brush to avoid drips with all ofd the irregular surfaces.  After I get both chairs coated, I will have to level the finishes.  Put the t…